The Tubemouth lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 1 - 40 m environment.

The Tubemouth has a very elongate head and body, with a fleshy barbel extending from the tip of the upper lip. The teeth are mostly fused and beak-like. The low dorsal fin is long-based. More

A Tubemouth at a depth of 4 m, Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia, June 2009. More

The tubemouth, then, can inhale fish larger than seems possible. And I mean inhale. Cornetfish catch fish by sucking them in, pipette style. After the cornetfish, I moved on. More

* Tubemouth Puffle(is clear and when he opens his mouth a tube comes out and sucks up 15 penguins then a tube-like barless cage will come out of the puffles mouth and the penguins will be inside More

having ever seen a Tubemouth but I have seen all the remaining species and now have reasonable photographs of Neodax balteatus (male and female), S. beddornei (male and female) and S. caninus (male) to add to the Photo Index. I hope to get a photo of S. More

Common names

Tubemouth in English
唇须管颌鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
唇须管颌鱼 in Unknown
唇鬚管頜魚 in Mandarin Chinese
唇鬚管頜魚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Odacidae
Genus : Siphonognathus
Species : Siphonognathus argyrophanes
Authority : Richardson, 1858